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Police searching for missing Staten Island kayaker last seen in Raritan Bay

Missing Staten Island man Jonathan Derbyshire
Posted at 6:16 AM, May 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-04 06:16:07-04

STATEN ISLAND — Authorities are looking for a man who is missing after last being seen Saturday kayaking in the waters off Staten Island, according to the NYPD.

Police said Jonathan Derbyshire, 27, was last seen around 3 p.m. on May 2 in a kayak in the Raritan Bay, between Staten Island and New Jersey.

Derbyshire, a Staten Island resident, is described as a white male, standing 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighing 185 lbs. with a muscular build, hazel eyes and brown hair. The man has an American flag tattoo on his forearm.

He was last seen wearing a gray bathing suit, police said.

The NYPD has released the above photo of the missing man.

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